The Kentucky Derby Festival will host its annual community Block Party this Saturday, April 15, at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center (3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The free celebration will bring the West Louisville community together with inflatables, face painting, live entertainment, works by visual artists, and a variety of cuisine from more than 20 local food trucks. A Community Village featuring nearly 20 BIPOC-owned local nonprofit groups is also a major event highlight, in addition to a MELANnaire Marketplace that will offer more than 60 Black vendors.
Stage performances will include DJs, dancers, poets, theater acts, spoken word performers, and comedians.
Adding to the fun is a local spring fashion marketplace with Derby attire, hats, accessories, and gourmet food products. Finally, Norton Healthcare Health and Wellness Center will be onsite offering complimentary health screenings to guests.